Mom’s Bread Filling (Family Recipe Friday)

Posted on November 23, 2016 in Family Recipes, Uncategorized

This is my mother’s recipe but I believe she got it from her mother, my grandmother. The women in this family have been making this filling every Thanksgiving for several generations. My maternal line is primarily Pennsylvania German contributing many excellent family recipes to my heritage. I love it. I also use this recipe for stuffed pork chops. Once, cooked, […]

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Family Recipe Friday – Alberta Zebley’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on October 7, 2016 in Family Recipes, Uncategorized

My best friend in high school, Alberta Zebley, taught me to make these cookies. Her mom taught her. We used to make them together all the time in the kitchen of her home. I hung out there quite a bit and her family was lovely to me. After graduation, we lost touch, but I still make these cookies. My husband […]

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52 Ancestors: #26 Tombstone Tuesday – Josephine Bianchi Bridy

Posted on July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

  My great-aunt was baptized Violet Josephine Bianchi in Our Lady of Mount Carmel church on 18 August 1889 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Her baptismal record is the only document I have found so far that includes her first name of Violet. She seems to go by her middle name of Josephine. Based on analysis of the records, […]

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52 Ancestors: #24 Mickey Furlani in the News!

Posted on June 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of my fondest memories of my mother was her passion for ten pin bowling. Marguerite Mary Noble, known as Mickey, was born in Ranshaw, Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania on 21 May 1918. She married William C. Furlani in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania on 26 Jul 1941. She and my father lived in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania until […]

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52 Ancestors: #4 Christopher McGinn

Posted on January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

This week I would like to highlight my maternal 2nd great-grandfather, Christopher McGinn. He was born on 6 Jan 1829 in Glendlough, County Wicklow, Ireland. He first appeared in the 1860 US census living in Cass, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania with his wife Ann Delaney. He is a coal miner. In the 1870 US census, he is living in Butler, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; […]

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DNA and Me – Updated

Posted on November 18, 2013 in Genealogy DNA, Uncategorized

I originally posted on this topic in my blog post of August 21, 2013. You can read this post at DNA and Me.  This post is an update. I recently received the results of the newly updated Ancestry DNA ethnicity estimate from my autosomal DNA. How does it compare to the original estimate that I received from them back in […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted on May 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

This Mother’s Day post is in memory of two wonderful mothers. My mother, Marguerite “Mickey” Noble Furlani, born 21 May 1918, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; died 25 May 1985, Ridley Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.   My husband’s mother, Hilda Lombard Souza, born 19 Jul 1923, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 09 Mar 2007, Pikesville, Baltimore County, Maryland.   You […]

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – This Week’s Genealogy Highlight

Posted on May 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

Randy Seaver of GeneaMusings has given us this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun assignment: 1) What genealogy fun have you had this week? What is your genealogy highlight of the week? It could be attending the NGS conference, it could be finding a new ancestor, or it could be reading a new genealogy book, or anything else that you have enjoyed. […]

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I’m back!

Posted on February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

I have not posted anything in over a month–so much for the New Year’s resolution to post at least once a week. My computer became sick and needed major surgery and repair to get well. My other electronic components decided to join in the fun. To top it off, the flu bug came to visit. I believe all bugs and […]

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Happy New Year from Old Bones Genealogy!

Posted on December 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

Today I am wrapping up my first year as a full-time professional genealogist. Last year, at this time, I was newly retired from a forty year career designing and developing large-scale business systems for both private industry and the government. Since I had always worked for a salary, my first year being self-employed was a real eye-opener and a great […]

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